Qualcomm is the leader in the smartphone processor industry. The company took to its official website to publish a list of achievements that Android has made so far. It is uncanny how the post comes a day before Apple is scheduled to introduce its IOS-powered iPhone device.

The list includes all the major specifications that most Android-powered smartphones carry. This includes OLED display technology, bezel-less design, wireless charging technology, and a dual camera setup. Qualcomm takes the post as an opportunity to remind fans that Android smartphones are the first ones to achieve this deed.

According to a report by The Verge, this is a clear jab at Apple.

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As noted by The Verge, Qualcomm doesn’t directly mention Apple’s name in its blog post. But it specifically mentions “Android and other platforms,” as consisting of its core consumer base. The company mentions Xiaomi and how it can be accredited for starting the trend of bezel-less displays. They further make mention of Samsung and how they continue to carry the bezel-less display trend forward.

Qualcomm also further accredit Samsung for introducing the iris scanning feature with the Galaxy S8. The company also talks about LG and how its V30 flagship is the first to bring Bluetooth 5 to the table. HTC’s One M7 is the one in the smartphone industry to introduce the dual rear camera setup.

Qualcomm is certainly very proud of the achievements. It states that their list is “by no means exhaustive.” One really can’t argue with them for pointing this out. It is true that most Android-powered devices are usually the first ones to come up with newer technologies on the market. Apple simply picks a few features up and modifies it.

They still manage to deliver a tough competition to the rest of the market. They will probably pull off the same deed with its $1,000 iPhone device.

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Notably, Apple launched the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X yesterday at the iconic Steve Jobs Theatre. Apple’s clear competitor is Qualcomm. Most Android-powered devices have Qualcomm’s chipset onboard.

Take, for example, most major smartphones of 2017. Samsung’s Galaxy S8, Note 8, OnePlus 5, Nokia 8, and Mi Mix 2, all are powered by Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip. These fall in direct competition with Apple’s iPhone 8, which will be powered by the latest A11 Fusion chipset, stay tuned.